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Tips & Trends Vol. 19

There is a common saying, “Work SMARTER, not HARDER”. The SMAll RuminanTs breeding for Efficiency and Resilience (SMARTER) is an innovative, practical project sponsored by the EU Horizon 2020 Research Innovation Program with a goal to do just that! Focusing on practical, meaningful goals, they are striving to identify phenotypes and genotypes to support better breeding among sheep and goats including many breeds in a range of diverse environments!
Running from October 2018 thru 2022, there are currently 27 partners from 13 countries (including Canada, China and Uruguay)!
Stakeholders share data and experts from throughout the Dairy Community review the numbers to interpret where improvements can be made and to identify animals which are robust, using feed resources efficiently, etc.  
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